UEFA Call On Refs To Eliminate Racism From Football

UEFA Call On Refs To Eliminate Racism From Football

UEFA has called on Europe’s top referees to make their contribution to eliminating racism from football. The call was made by UEFA’s director of competition operations, Jacob Erel, to a meeting of more than 100 élite referees gathered on the Greek island of Corfu for the annual UEFA referee courses. “UEFA considers the phenomenon of…

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French Parliament Proposes Tough Measures

French Parliament Proposes Tough Measures

On Thursday 23rd January, the French parliament unanimously backed new anti-hooligan measures proposed by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a new security bill. The measures include a two-year jail sentence and 30,000 euro fine for hooligans who break their stadium ban; and allow police to give sporting authorities a list of people banned…

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Refs To Look At Racism

Refs To Look At Racism

UEFA is to introduce racism into the curriculum for referees. Europe’s international referees will gather on the Greek island of Corfu for the annual UEFA referee courses from 28-30 January. This year, racism will form part of the course. Participants of both the advanced and introductory courses will hear a presentation about activities to counter…

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Protests Over Bowyer Move

Protests Over Bowyer Move

Angry fans voiced their concerns today, following West Ham’s signing of Lee Bowyer from Leeds United. Hammers manager, Glenn Roeder, snapped up the midfielder for a mere £100,000, a fraction of the £9million he was valued at over a year ago. Bowyer does however come with a hidden cost – his troubled past. At the…

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